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Walking Hockey Updates

UPDATES 27th November -  walking hockey night out (no session this week) 4th December - Chris Anderson is visiting to talk to a few players and film our session for a Vlog to go onto Scottish Hockey’s website 11th December - last session of the year before we break for 3 weeks 8th January - walking hockey resumes
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A Big Step For Walking Hockey

Following the successful trial of Walking Hockey and the Club's decision to continue running it  (you know what I mean), we have even more exciting news!

From Thursday, 29th August, we are starting a second session at Lasswade Centre from 5-6pm.  This will occur alongside  our Community Club so is ideal for all the parents and carers that drop their kids off at that session.  Don't worry if you don't have kids at the Community Club, you can still take part as Walking Hockey is open to anyone of any age and any ability.  This session will cost £2 per week or you can pay £5 a month by standing order.  If you would like to take part or just want more information, contact us here.


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Due to senior training recommencing shortly, Walking Hockey is having to move to a Wednesday evening from the 14th of August, 2019.  We appreciate this inconvenient but we are delighted that because of the numbers already attending we are able to keep offering this fun activity after trialling it in June and July.

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Wanted - Men's 1st XI Coach

Coach: Men’s 1st XI, Eskvale Hockey Club

Following promotion to East District Division 2, Eskvale Hockey Club in Midlothian require a coach for the Men’s 1st XI.

The qualifications and requirements of the post are:

  • Must be UKCC Level 2 qualified.
  • Prepare and run training sessions for the Men’s 1st XI on Tuesday evenings.
  • Attend all fixtures to coach/manage team.
  • Select playing squads with the assistance of team captain.
  • Attend committee meetings.

Payment available and can be discussed in more detail upon application.


Email your details to secretary@eskvalehockeyclub.org

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Eskvale are delighted to announce that Sportscotland have awarded the club nearly £16,000 in funding through the Direct Club Investment scheme. 

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The award, spread over 4 years, will allow us to push ahead with our development plan to grow the club.  The aim of the plan is to expand the Club from having one Lady’s, Men’s, under 12 and under 14 teams to having 3 in each group.   The money will mainly be used to pay for coaches to hold hockey sessions in primary schools across Midlothian.  This will allow us to introduce hockey to generations of children and attract new players to the Club who might not have attended Active Schools sessions.

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Community Clubs Are Back!

After what felt like a really long break, our Community Clubs start back today.  If you are ged 8-13 inclusive and want to try hockey, these are the only permanent after school hockey clubs in Midlothian. There is a Club on every weekday and they are spread across Midlothian so hopefully there's one that will suit you.  Come along and see what it's like.  All you need  is suitable clothing for the weather and lot's of enthusiasm.  We'll supply the sticks, balls and coaches.

Your first week is free.

The details of the Clubs are as follows - 

  • Monday: Loanhead Leisure Centre, George Ave, Loanhead, 5-6pm
  • Tuesday:  Dalkeith Campus, Cousland Rd, Dalkeith, 5-6pm
  • Wednesday: YMCA-YWCA, Queensway, Penicuik6-7pm
  • Thursday: Lasswade HS, Eskdale Dr, Bonnyrigg, 5-6pm 
  • Friday: 3-4pm Lasswade HS, Eskdale Dr, Bonnyrigg

We look forward to seeing you at any of them.

If you'd like more info you can contact us at communityclubs@eskvalehockeyclub.org


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Don't miss out, get your kit now.

It's a new season so now is the time to freshen up your strip.  Or if you've just joined us you'll want to look the part as you show off your silky skill on match days.  Why not visit our shop and treat yourself.  You'd better be quick though as already stocks are running low as players snap up wht's available.  As of the 8th of July our kit suppliers advised us that they currently hold the following kit -

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Summer Fun

Last week (22/7/19) saw us host our first Summer Camp for our younger players.

The week long event was attended by just under 30 kids who had a great time honing exisitng skills, learning new ones and generally having lots of hockey related fun.  On top of that, everyone received an Eskvale t-shirt, water bottle and bag to carry their goodies.

Feedback confirmed what the smiles on their faces told us - they loved it as much as our coaches and assistants did..

Planning is already underway for next year.

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In case you haven’t read our development plan, we would just like to give you an update on what the plan is, where we and where we are headed.

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I would like to thank everyone who attended Eskfest 2018 on the 8th of September.

Thankfully the heavy rain stayed away and it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves! Especially on the tombola and bake sale where we raised a total of £91.

Thanks Again!!



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